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A big crowd at Airdrie’s Excelsior Stadium were treated to a fantastic cup clash between Hamilton Accies BC and Westwood Rovers in the final of the Trans World Soccer Scottish Youth FA Cup. The two local rivals took to the field in an electric atmosphere, with the cup destined to stay in Lanarkshire.
Neither side could take control of the match in the early goings as both midfield cancelled each other out. Greg Kelly had the first real chance when his first time strike from distance was held well by Jordan Pettigrew in the Accies goal.
Fraser Turner made his bow early in the match due to an unfortunate injury to Jordan Hutchison.
Connor Smith opened the scoring directly from a corner kick, with Westwood keeper unable to keep out the inswinger.
David Thompson almost made it two when his low shot was dragged across the penalty area and Smith and Connor Burns couldn’t quite reach it to divert it home.
Thompson’s hard work on the left hand side of the area created a great opportunity for Dean Burton who rolled it home to make it 2-0 Accies with just over 20 minutes gone.
Westwood gradually started to get themselves into the tie and created a few chances but couldn’t get anything from Accies defence.
Charlie Stenskie had Westwood’s best opportunity of the first half when his free kick from distance was well held by Pettigrew.
A delightful flick on by Burton found Thompson but Oisin Owens done well to take the ball and clear the danger.
Picken done well to stop Thompsons strike from 12 yards after he showed fantastic strength to hold off his marker and get his shot away.
Hamilton’s Thompson had a speculative attempt from nearly 40 yards which was held well by Picken as Accies ran the clock down to the break.